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28 January 2008page first published

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DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian of LSHM-Waco writes:

Using carbon paper, I traced the contours onto fiberboard. I then cut out the fiberboard along the contour lines and glued them together, building things up like a layer cake.

Fiberboard contours

I then filled in the contours with flexible modeling paste to give a more gradual look. Then the final boards were glued onto a bottom sheet of plywood for stability, and edged with thin plywood for support. The last step was spray-painting the entire board an earthy brown.

Painted board

Transferring the Map Data to the Boards

Using carbon paper, I traced all the map detail onto the boards.

Board ready for detailing